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Health Professionals for a New Century

Health Professionals for a New Century | Global health views-Health Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

An independent commission of 20 academic leaders from around the world recommends comprehensive reform in the training of healthcare professionals, in a major new report published in The Lancet on 4 December 2010. The report calls for competency-based curricula, creative use of information technology, transformative learning, and inter-professional teamwork, as well as a systems approach to institutional reforms. The report was launched at a Harvard symposium on November 29-December 1, 2010, organized by the Harvard School of Public Health, China Medical Board and The Lancet. Report findings are also being disseminated at conferences and meetings around the world.

This website will provide news on progress, global networking opportunities, and other ways to connect for all who share this global vision of reform. The aim is to generate successful health education reform models, adaptable by individual nations, and ultimately, equitable high-quality health services for all.

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Education for Health Journal

Education for Health (EfH) is the peer-reviewed, MEDLINE-indexed journal of The Network: Towards Unity for Health, a global consortium of health professions schools that are committed to improve the preparation of future health professionals particularly ensuring that they are responsive to the needs of the communities in which they learn and work.
Education for Health is dedicated to the dissemination of work consistent with the organization’s mission and objectives in international health. It publishes original contributions of interest to health and clinical practitioners, educators, policy makers, administrators, and learners in the health professions. Specifically this focus is on global models of health system integration and health professions education that lead to improved health and health care delivery.

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UK General Medical Council | Tomorrow's Doctors online (2009)

UK General Medical Council  | Tomorrow's Doctors online (2009) | Global health views-Health Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

The UK General Medical Council  sets the knowledge, skills and behaviours that medical students learn at UK medical schools: these are the outcomes that new UK graduates must be able to demonstrate. The GMC also sets standards for teaching, learning and assessment. These outcomes and standards are laid down in Tomorrow's Doctors (2009)

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The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) will support medical education and research in Sub-Saharan African institutions. The purpose of this support is to increase the quantity, quality and retention of graduates with specific skills addressing the health needs of their national populations.

MEPI is based on the idea of Transformative Medical Education. Transformative Medical Education is premised on the understanding that a nation’s health care workers (HCWs), their education, the health system, and the health of the population are interrelated. MEPI sponsored investments in education will emphasize three themes:

Increasing the numbers of HCWs trained;
Retaining HCWs over time and in areas where they are most needed; and
Supporting regionally relevant research.
Transformative Education means making education and training relevant to the needs of the population, strengthening educational infrastructure, training and retaining faculty, investing in innovative educational strategies and technologies, and improving quality assurance mechanisms.

MEPI envisions strong links among MEPI institutions and between the institutions and their respective ministries of health and education. These linkages are essential to promote collaborative planning, the retention of graduates, and the sustainability of innovations in education and research. MEPI will require clear, measurable outcomes for all interventions. The success of MEPI programs will be judged on outcomes achieved with an emphasis on their impact on population health.

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The network - Towards Unity For Health

The network - Towards Unity For Health | Global health views-Health Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

The Network: Towards Unity for Health is an international organisation of academic health professions institutions and organizations promoting equity in health through community-oriented education, research and service.

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THEnet Community

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Training for Health Equity Network:THEnet THEnet is a global network of socially accountable medical schools sharing a core commitment to achieving equity in health care and health outcomes through quality medical education, service and...
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Global Consensus for Social Accountability of Medical Schools

Global Consensus for Social Accountability of Medical Schools | Global health views-Health Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

The beginning of the 20th century presented medical schools with unprecedented challenges to become more scientific and effective in the training of physicians. This was captured in the Flexner report of 1910. The 21st Century presents medical schools with a different set of challenges: improving quality, equity, relevance and effectiveness in health care delivery; reducing the mismatch with societal priorities; redefining roles of health professionals; and providing evidence of impact on people’s heath status.

To address those challenges, 130 organizations and individuals from around the world with responsibility for health education, professional regulation and policy-making participated for eight months in a three-round Delphi process leading to a three-day facilitated consensus development conference.

The Consensus consists of ten strategic directions for medical schools to become socially accountable, highlighting required improvements to:

• Respond to current and future health needs and challenges in society
• Reorient their education, research and service priorities accordingly
• Strengthen governance and partnerships with other stakeholders
• Use evaluation and accreditation to assess performance and impact

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